Beyoncé Gets Emotional Over Michael Jackson At US Airways Center Show
Beyonce busted out several gold dresses for her show at U.S. Airways Center... and we mean "busted." See more shots in our Beyonce slide show.
Victor J. Palagano
Given that yesterday was the day the world said goodbye to Michael Jackson with a glitzy, arena-sized sendoff, it shouldn't have been surprising to see Beyonce dedicate a song to the late King of Pop at last night's U.S. Airways Center show. And, with emotions running high, it also shouldn't have been surprising when she got a little verklempt at the start of the newly-improvised MJ section of "Halo." Still, seeing the world's reigning diva false-start the chorus to a hit single after a picture of The Gloved One appeared on screen was jarring.
Sure, B is an actress now, putting those of us in the 'Brooke Shields Was Definitely Faking It' camp on high-alert, but it's hard to imagine her flubbing a note on purpose if only because her very own version of Joe Jackson taught her better. What we're left with, then is a pretty intense moment, though a moment I didn't appreciate.
After a day of revisionist history where the television-owning public was fed a version of Michael Jackson's life that seemed to leave out some fairly important details -- more or less understandably, given the purpose of the event -- I was in the mood to worship a top-notch pop star without a recipe for Jesus Juice. Instead, those of us in the half-full but impressively loud downtown arena, had "Halo" forever tied to Michael Jackson.
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